The merry ships crew, or, Nautical philosophers [graphic] / Williams fecit.

[Thomas Tegg]
[ca. 1818]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.7 x 34.7, on sheet 25.2 x 35.9 cm
Title etched below image.
Publisher and date of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Two lines of quoted text following title: "For all the happiness mankind can gain, "is not in pleasure, but in rest from pain. Dryden.
Plate numbered "315" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5.
Also issued separately.
Myers; May 1942.
Bound in the set of five volumes, formerly owned by Henry Arthur Johnstone. Binding: red morocco with his initials stamped in gold on the front cover in a shield with crossed swords and three floral stamps above and one below; also four floral stamps on spine with volume number and spine title in gold: The caricature magazine. Leather endpapers with his ex libris blind stamped on front flyleaf -- a boat with large sail, with a cutout in the shape of the sun in upper left.
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.8 x 34.9 cm, on sheet 25.6 x 41.8 cm.
Leaf 13 in volume 5.
"A naval officer and a lady holding up a parasol walk arm-in-arm along the fortified quay of a naval port. He is accosted by a petty officer, hat in hand, and asks: "Well Mate! just come on shore? how did you leave the ships crew?" The mate: "Why Captain, I have left them all to a man the merriest fellows in the world--I flogged seventeen of them as your Honor commanded, and they are happy it is over; and the rest are happy because they have escaped." Behind, a sentry stands at attention. On the right a sailor wearing a top-hat makes a boat fast to the quay."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Nautical philosophers
Associated Names:
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1818
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1818
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Source Title:
Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror
Call Number:
Folio 75 W87 807 v.5
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version